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I Have Problems With Self Esteem

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    Self Image

    Honestly, I get really disgusted when I look at myself in the mirror when I don't wear makeup. I am very much exposed to a culture where you are not considered beautiful unless you are skinny, busty, have big eyes, a perfectly shaped nose, and flawless skin. I haven't left my...
    ASGKPFG ASGKPFG 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    Kind Of...

    I'm a very shy person. Not because I'm that way by choice but because of how I see myself. There are days where I feel like I am completely useless. I feel like people would have been better off without me entering into their lives. I have this problem where I believe that...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    Kindergarden

     i dont know when it started or how to end it but  when i was in kinder there was this girl who would always make fun of me or say that im dumb or other  mean things. she would always call me fat or say that i was ugly and such well after that nobody would...
    trying247 trying247 13-15, F Sep 21, 2009

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    It's A Constant War

    It's gotten better lately, but it's still a real struggle to think any thoughts towards myself.  I tend to overreact a lot about things that I do wrong or incorrectly, according to me.  If I get a bad grade, I beat myself up about it, call myself stupid and horrible and...
    Wraith16 Wraith16 18-21, F Feb 15, 2012

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    My Problem

    My problem with self esteem is that I don't have any. None - Zilch. I feel like I am worth nothing. I look hideous, repulsive and any other derogatory words you wanna throw in there. I do get little bout of self confidence but it's never long until someone knocks that out of me...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    i just dont belong here. Nobody likes me, and thing is that i dont like anybody else too.. There is just nobody that understand me or even just tries to. Nobody cares about me...
    Elienseys Elienseys 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    It's been rough. I'd tell you all about it but I know what would be said, and frankly I don't want the advice. What's right for you won't always be what's right for someone else...
    MyMonstersHideUnderMySkin MyMonstersHideUnderMySkin 16-17, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    So my mom and dad got divorced when I was in third grade. I live with my mom and always have since then but I used to visit my dad way more than I do now like every other weekend...
    littlesister5 littlesister5 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My self esteem has been severely knocked down. I'm staying indoors today. I just fear if I go into town all crushed like this that I'll do something stupid. Like let 5 guys take...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I use to have low self esteem and would like to share my feelings so that it might be able to help others. Let me start off by saying I view myself as a perfectionist. In my...
    DavidRHall1996 DavidRHall1996 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I don't really have self esteem issues... I'm a very confident person, but I used to have horrible self esteem all through my childhood & now as a young adult I'm very confident...
    ElenaSC ElenaSC 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Yesterday a friend and I were in a park relaxing. A group of guys came and approached her, my friend is more curvy then I am naturally petite. My friend is really developed for her...
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 7

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    I never ever felt like the need to make fun of others to feel popular or to raise my self esteem. I used to be the one who been into a lot of making fun of. I knew it was cos they...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Jul 16

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    From years of my mom telling me that I was fat and that I needed to lose weight my self esteem has plummeted to an all time low. I avoid mirrors, clothes shopping, hanging out with...
    weby667 weby667 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm really having trouble with this ****, I don't feel like I'm pretty enough to impress guys, I have low self-esteem.. Whenever somebody tells me that I'm so pretty I just don't...
    delilahehab delilahehab 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I literally hate myself with about everything I have inside of me . I can't even look into a mirror without wanting to barf . I'm trying to become a happier me but it's hard when I...
    r3alfri3nds r3alfri3nds 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I have low self esteem as it is. I feel so low about myself. I have since I was really young (it seems more often than not). I have stooped so low today. I messaged my ex and told...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 13

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    No matter how hard I try, I just can't boost my self-esteem, When I look at myself, I see this hideous person with an ugly nose, huge lips, thick eyebrows, small squinty eyes...
    MLW1123 MLW1123 18-21 3 days ago

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    My mother likes to make small mean comments to me that makes my self esteem go down. But I think it's just a mother thing I don't get.
    Traviesaal Traviesaal 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I've struggled with self harm since about 7th grade. I am now in 10th. I have not cut since January 28, 2014 but I still struggle with other types of self harm. I binge, perge, and...
    ForeverLostPoet ForeverLostPoet 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Safe haven for self harm, a great place to go. I recommend it, even to those who have only started self harming, better to stop early than late.
    EthanFisher EthanFisher 16-17 Jun 26

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    I have just become a farther to a beautiful girl. I have struggled with depression and anxiety for a long time, I wonder how I can be a farther when I hate myself. I would really...
    headerz headerz 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I would love to have sex with a black women never done it I am so girly right now I will eat eat that p up
    dmedina513 dmedina513 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Hi my name is Jan I am 21 and have sex with lots of guys. I work at a bar and always bring guys back to my place after work and have sex with them. I have a no condom rule. I want...
    jantheslut jantheslut 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 17

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    This year, I had a extremely attractive chemistry teacher. He's sweet, and has vibrant blue eyes, short blonde hair and a perfect body. Every time that I would look at him, I...
    Jeanpocket Jeanpocket 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I constantly criticize my self. I hate how I look and hate how I act around people some times. I always say stupid things and even find my own self annoying some times. I feel like...
    Cartwheel3694 Cartwheel3694 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Especially when it comes to body issues. I know I'm not perfect and there's a bit of room for improvement, but I also know I'm not fat or awful looking. I'd venture to say that I...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    Doctors send so much time trying to make people feel good about them self. Some people only have a very limited amount of things to feel about. When the job you have been at for 2...
    Linndsay Linndsay 26-30 4 days ago

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    I do not romanticize self harm, or believe it to be good. This is just my experience with it. I've never been a "hard-core" self harmer, but it's still an addiction that I...
    terribletaytor terribletaytor 18-21, F Jul 13

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    I don't think I'm pretty. I really don't. I mean I joke around a lot and I don't send pictures. People get to know me and I'm great but as soon as I show them who I really am, they...
    TheVampireQueen92 TheVampireQueen92 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I must confess there was a time when I enjoyed making fun of others...so mean.It was pure act of creativity how I would analize stuff others worn or behaviours I found odd.It...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 10

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    I bounce back and forth everyday between feeling good about myself and feeling like I am worthless. A lot of this has to do with my appearance, even though I know I am an...
    alittlerose alittlerose 18-21, F Jul 16

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    It currently is at a six. It has taken a very long time to recover from the -10 I was once at but it was worth it. I have never looked back since.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I am really shy and I never think that I have done something well when apparently I have, my teachers have clearly noticed this as me and a few other under confident students have...
    Melonfriends Melonfriends 13-15, F Jul 2

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    Im not the hottest guy but I'm a good looking average joe. My wife wants someone with more money and cuter I suppose. I am too scared to even attempt to speak to other women and...
    aaronfelti21 aaronfelti21 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I'm sick in the head and I can't fix it I think I will start to get better but then it comes back even worse than before I need help with this and have no one to turn to cause...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I'm not good enough never have been and never will be I wish people understood how bad im struggling right now going out tonight to a bar with friends sucks enough since I don't...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been injured since April 2, 2014. I smash my left index finger. Got let go the same day. I became jobless and things started to go down hill. Several doctors check only my...
    rukifuiai rukifuiai 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Scar's Are Where I Have Been.. I first self harmed when i was about 11, i remember what i used too. I was alone and crying my eyes out i think it was the time my mum got rid of...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jun 29

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    It's weird to complain about that. My mother was a psychologist and she worked hard on me since I was a child to make me confident and have great self steem... and she was...
    tuttyfrutty tuttyfrutty 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I first started to self harm when I was 13. My parents went through a divorce. It was a rough time especially with an alcoholic father. I had stopped self harming when I turned 14...
    EveMarieJones EveMarieJones 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I'm basically Michael Jackson reincarnated, except without the talent of course. Just self-hatred wise.
    fluffyunicorn fluffyunicorn 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I started reading every ones story and I was shocked at how much in common are stories are. I used to be so ashamed of my mother's illness and kept it a secret. As mom got older...
    pamq pamq 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I have self-harmed since is was the ripe age of 7. Then, I wasn't using anything of the caliber I use today, merely my fingernails and the occasional earring, but I left marks. I...
    ElfKelsey ElfKelsey 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    My life sucks with a lot drama since I was 6 years old and til this day more argument with it still goes on ! I feel so alone
    unhappygirl21 unhappygirl21 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    It's really really hard for me when she told that she never loved me and she stayed with me all these days just not to hurt my feelings !! Then does that mean that i lived a lie...
    bharathba37 bharathba37 22-25, M Jun 29

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    And quite honestly, I don't see why I have to be. I've heard of plenty of people who broke up or divorced, then immediately got with someone else - sometimes even a person they...
    Tertiary Tertiary 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 29

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